(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — In a special “One-Night-Only” event, Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema will screen Red State, the controversial thriller written and directed by Kevin Smith, on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at 7 p.m., followed by an interactive webcast Q&A session with Smith from Los Angeles. Smith’s post-show Q&A will be digitally streamed, live, from Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, and audience members will be able to interact with Smith and a special guest moderator, using Twitter. Little Cinema is one of only 32 theaters nationwide to participate in this event.
Red State tells the story of a group of teens in Middle America who receive an online invitation for sex, but soon encounter a cult of fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. The film, Smith’s first in the horror/thriller genre, is rated R. Written and directed by Kevin Smith and produced by Jonathan Gordon, Red State stars Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo, Golden Globe-winner John Goodman, and Michael Parks.
The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to much notoriety when Smith ended studio bidding by buying his own film for $20 and declaring he would be self-distributing the film theatrically. Smith has since toured the film around the country to enthusiastic audiences, grossing more than $1 million to date.
SModcast released the film on March 5 when it embarked on the 15 city Red State USA Tour, which kicked off at the legendary Radio City Music Hall and grossed $162,000 during one show. The film quietly topped the per screen average charts for three weekends, making it the highest per screen average film of the year and the 9th highest per screen average film of all time.
Tickets are $25; $20 members. The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street on Route 7 in Downtown Pittsfield. Call 413.443.7171 for more information.
Berkshire Museum is the first public museum in Berkshire County, established by Zenas Crane in 1903 as a museum of Art and Natural History. Geckos: Tails to Toepads is extended through October 30. Collectors’ Choice: Selections from the Jane and Jay Braus Collection is on view through October 11. Roberto Juarez: Mural Paintings, 2000-2010 is extended through October 22. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Aquarium & Touch Tank, Alexander Calder Gallery, and other exhibits are ongoing.